Design Thinking: Implementing Across Your Organization

  • February 21, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • South University, 4401 North Himes Ave, Atrium & Classroom 2533, Tampa, FL 33614


  • To be used for those with food allergies

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Design Thinking: Implementing Across Your Organization

Description: Design Thinking is a creative process that combines thoughtful user research with rapid iteration. It has become an industry standard used by some of the world’s most innovative companies including Google, Apple, IBM, Mayo Clinic, and SAP.  Although many people understand the concepts, they are challenged with how to implement within their own organization.  In this session we will explore how to instill design thinking as a competitive advantage in your culture and will provide tools to help you implement it across your organization. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the steps of design thinking.
  • Establish concepts for how to implement it within your organization.
  • Participate in an interactive session to help accelerate implementation.

Presenter: Doug Pace, CEO of Stonehill and recent finalist for United States Chamber Emerging Business of the Year

Bio:  Doug Pace has been considered one of the most innovative minds in management consulting and marketing strategy for over two decades.  As CEO of Stonehill he leads the vision of the firm and enjoys working directly with the its portfolio of clients.   Doug founded Stonehill with the vision of bringing agile management practices found in entrepreneurial organizations to large companies.  He found that his approach also provided process and structure to small organizations allowing them to accelerate their growth.  Doug is a noted speaker on business design, marketing strategy, building innovative cultures, and design thinking.

Under Doug’s leadership, Stonehill has been recognized by the United States Chamber as a United States Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year Finalist, Greater Tampa Chamber Small Business of the Year Finalist, CIO Review Magazine 20 Most Promising Performance Management Provider, and a Great Agencies Top Analytics & Business Intelligence Agency.  Doug has been recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of the 75 Most Influential Consultants in the United States.

Doug currently serves on the boards of numerous schools and organizations including the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, BBVA Compass Bank, Lions Eye Institute Foundation, Town of Belleair Infrastructure Committee, and the University of Florida’s College of Engineering. His past affiliations include the Tampa Bay Partnership, St. Petersburg Grand Prix, Pinellas County MPO, and Leadership Tampa Bay.  Doug graduated from the University of Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, has been recognized with an Executive Fellowship in Innovation from the University of South Florida, and holds a Certificate in Energy Innovation from Stanford University.

Meeting Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration, Networking & Dinner in Classroom #2533
6:15 - 6:30 PM Announcements
6:30 - 8:00 PM Speaker Presentation & Q&A
8:00 - 8:15 PM
Wrap Up

Our meeting location is:

South University
4401 North Himes Avenue
Classroom #2533 (second floor)
Tampa, FL 33614

  • Classroom is located on second floor
    • If using the stairs, turn right at the 2nd floor landing, classroom is down hall on the right (if using elevator, upon exiting, turn left, classroom is down the hall on the right)
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